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Dec
22
comment Does “in” mean “after” in “The passport will expire in 2 years”?
I always took "In two years" to be a shortening of "In two years' time." Or perhaps "In the time it takes the Earth to pass twice around our sun, the passport will expire." In, in your sentence, is defined over on OxfordDictionaries as "Expressing the length of time before a future event is expected to happen." No indication as to when that definition was added, though.
Dec
10
comment Synonym for “like a dragon” or dragon-like (dragonish?)
@FumbleFingers you got me. I was sure a wyrm is a thing, and I would've gone for wyvern instead of wivern. I've removed the contentious word from my answer until I have a chance to do more research.
Dec
10
revised Synonym for “like a dragon” or dragon-like (dragonish?)
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Dec
10
comment Synonym for “like a dragon” or dragon-like (dragonish?)
I had an image in my mind's eye of a huge, graceful dragon lazing by a lake at night, possibly swirling the water into little whirlpools with her claws. Damselfly doesn't quite fit!
Dec
10
comment Synonym for “like a dragon” or dragon-like (dragonish?)
Nice! I love that. Her dracontine wings shimmered in the moonlight.
Dec
10
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Dec
10
answered Synonym for “like a dragon” or dragon-like (dragonish?)
Dec
10
answered What word or term describes a wire which is rigid, like a very thin rod?
Jul
8
revised What does “vanilla” mean in the context of gaming?
Now refers to v1.0.3, not v1.0.4 of Jargon.txt. Also included the jargon.txt definition.
Jul
7
revised What does “vanilla” mean in the context of gaming?
Amended answer to make it more clear, and reduce emphasis on Oblivion reference.
Jul
7
answered What does “vanilla” mean in the context of gaming?
Jun
20
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10
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May
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Sep
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Sep
9
comment What is a word for someone who intentionally ignores other people a lot?
+1 for deaf. As someone who finds it difficult to hear when there is a lot of background noise, I expect I have been misunderstood as aloof or snobbish or simply rude in the past. In reality, I just haven't heard what's been said (or I've misunderstood what's been said), so I've either responded with an apparently tangential or unconnected reply, or failed to respond.
Aug
14
awarded  Popular Question
Aug
14
answered What is the converse of “hence”?
Feb
8
comment Are “Fish in a barrel” and “Sitting ducks” similar?
If the fish had guns, they'd get all their ducks in a row and save on ammo.